Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Mock Ham Loaf

This is my version of A Basic and More Recipe...the original used hot dogs and crackers.  This version was a huge hit with my family.

1 pound ground beef
1 package turkey polish kielbasa (about 13 ounces or any other kielbasa)
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 egg
1/2 cup milk

1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tsp mustard

Preheat oven to 350. Mix beef, kielbasa, bread crumbs, egg and milk together.  Form into a loaf and place in a pan.  Make syrup by heating sugar, water, vinegar and mustard until it boils.  Pour half the syrup on ham loaf. Reserve the rest.   Bake for 1 and 1/2 hours.  Baste occasionally.  Serve with the reserved syrup.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Ruthanna's Meatloaf Cassarole

Ruthanna Roberts made a version of this for a fellowship meal.  I loved it and thought it would make a good teen dish/large crowd dish.

This is my version.  But the bottom line is that you make a flat meatloaf and top with cheese and mashed potatoes.  You could also add veggies (mushrooms, mixed veggies)

Make a meatloaf.  This is my favorite recipe.  It is from The Basics and More cookbook.

 Preheat oven to 350.  Mix all ingredients together.

1.5 to 2 pounds of hamburger
1 cup bread crumbs
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup onion or 2 to 3 Tablespoons minced onions
1 tsp Montreal steak seasoning

Flatten into a 9 x 13 pan.  Bake 30-45 minutes

Remove from oven.  Drain extra grease.  Meanwhile make mashed potatoes (about 5 to 7 servings of instant)

6 slices of american cheese
4 ounces velveeta cheese cut into small pieces
Mashed potatoes
(If you are adding veggies place them on top of meatloaf after the american cheese and before the potatoes)

Place the 6 slices of american cheese.  Top with  mashed potatoes.  Then add velveeta cheese to the top.  Push the cheese down into the potatoes.  Bake another 15 to 20 minutes.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

In the cupboard soup

The other night I was trying to avoid a trip to the Dollar General (the walmart of the cove) this is the resulting creation.  It was considered a hit.

2 cups of turkey ham
2 cans of creamed soup
1 can of mixed veggies, drained
2 cups of cooked rice
8 ounces of velveeta cheese
about 4 cups of water

Throw everything in the crockpot on low for 2 to 4 hours.  It is pretty thick.  if you want it thinner add water or milk.

You can make this more fresh by using fresh veggies, Make your own creamed sauce.  Use wild rice.  Use a creamy cheese.

Saturday, April 9, 2016


This is the remembrance video from the funeral for anyone that is interested.  When you enlarge it, it throws the portions off.  If you would like a copy please email me.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Chicken and dumplings

Yes, I am a delinquent when it comes to posting but I want to remember I am sharing.

I couldn't find the exact post I saw yesterday on facebook but this one was close.

But didn't get things together fast enough to crockpot it.

So here is my stove top version that was a hit.

2 large chicken breasts...boiled in about 6 cups of water save water.

2 cans of cream of chicken

1tsp bullion powder or chicken base or 1 cube

about 3 cups of leftover mixed veggies

2 tubes of small refridge biscuits or 1 grands - cut into small pieces.

A touch of montreal steal seasoning to taste

Remove cooked chicken breasts and shred.  Return to pot along with all ingredients except biscuits.  Bring to a boil and add biscuits.  Cook covered until the biscuits are done about 15 minutes.

This was a hit with my family.  If you are not into processed  If you would like to go less processed...make your own gravy and biscuits and use different veggies.  Either way enjoy.